Birthday Adventures

My birthday was the end of last month.

I turned 27.

I feel very grown up now. Almost like a real adult.

Until I hang out with really real adults, who use budgets and understand the stock market and eat kale.

I almost never eat kale. Not unless I have to.

Bok choy, maybe. But kale?

Ugh.

This birthday was a special one. Mostly because it was the first birthday I had a husband I could haul around on birthday adventures with me. He didn’t even complain.

He’s my favorite.

About a month before my birthday, we went out to sushi—which is our most favorite kind of date night—and talked about what I might like to do on my birthday. Since I’m more of an ‘experiences’ kind of person than a ‘gifts’ kind of person, I jumped on the website for the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. I went to see Newsies there a few years ago with my mum and sister, and we had a fabulous time.

And whaddya know.

Shen Yun 2021 was playing. On my birthday. The actual night of my birthday.

What??

Shen Yun, if you haven’t heard of it, is a fabulous, gorgeous celebration of 5000 years of Chinese culture; a mixture of Classical Chinese dance and music that will literally blow you away. The costumes, the world class performers, the music . . . it was one of the most moving and wonderful performances I have ever had the pleasure of attending. Each short dance—five to ten minutes long—told a story from Chinese history and lore. They were a mixture of funny, emotional, inspiring—and heartbreaking.

We got seats in the first row of the balcony.

Basically, I had the best view in the house, and could barely breathe for about half of it because I was so blown away.

Safe to say, I had the time of my life.

27 is off to a good start!

Any theater experiences you’d like to share? Tell me about them in the comments!

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